Park Crest Panther Paper

August 24, 2020

Newsletter Translations

Newsletter Translations

To view this newsletter in languages other than English, please open the document in an internet browser and scroll to the bottom of the page to the “Translate” button.

Para ver este boletín en otro lenguaje que no sea Ingles, por favor abre este mensaje en una página de internet. Baje hasta el fin de la página y oprima el botón “Translate”

Để xem bản tin này bằng các ngôn ngữ ngoài tiếng Anh, vui lòng mở tài liệu trong internet và kéo xuống cuối trang để nhấn nút dịch.

SURVEY NEEDED - Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing

The Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) is given three times a year to k-8 students in GISD. Normally this takes place on campus.

Before we schedule your student into a testing session, we would like your input. Please complete this survey to let us know if you would prefer your student to take the test from a remote location (home, babysitters, daycare) or in a small group here at Park Crest.

Click here to access the survey in English. Click here to access the survey in Spanish.

Once we have your survey information, you teacher will contact you to schedule a date and time. As always, we appreciate your support and partnership in our commitment to student success.
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Google Meet Expectations

I want to thank all of our parents for helping your students this week getting logged in, keeping them online, and working on their assignments. We can't do it without you!! Just as a reminder students must log in to Canvas daily to be counted present for the day. If they do not log in or make contact with their teacher (email, phone call, text, Class Dojo, Remind message, etc) they will be counted absent for the day.

During this time of virtual learning students do not need to be in uniform but students need to be:

  • Dressed - shirts and bottoms (pants/shorts/skirts)
  • Sitting up - not laying down in bed.
  • No blankets over their heads - we need to see their beautiful faces.
  • Not eating - they have lots of time to grab snacks and lunch during asynchronous learning time AND a built in lunch/recess time.
  • Enter the Google Meet with mics muted to help teachers if lessons have already started.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me, Ms. Kleckner, principal, or your child's teacher if you need anything, we are here for you!!

Specials for the next 2 weeks...

Here is how Specials will work the next three weeks.

  • The students can log into specials at any time to complete their assignments
  • The schedule below shows when specials teachers will be live in Google Meet during their designated Specials Time.
  • The link and password information is on each special teachers Canvas page for students to see.

Google Meet during designated specials time - students should visit the art, library, music and gym classes in Canvas to find the google meet codes!

Week 3 & 4




Need help with your technology?

Self support on canvas, chromebooks, ipads, hotspots,'s all right here!!

Back to School Forms

Every year, back-to-school forms ask families to verify or update contact information, select notification preferences, agree to guidelines on acceptable use of technology, etc.

Back-to-School forms for the 2020-21 school year will be available online in Skyward on July 13. Please make plans to complete these important forms before the start of school so staff have the most up-to-date information for your student.

Important: No printed forms will be distributed this year. The entire process will be completed online in skyward. Please call the school if you need help logging in to skyward.

Mrs. Nethaway's Library Newsletter

Students have the opportunity to check out library books even while learning at home. Read more in Mrs. Nethaway's newsletter!

Counselor’s Corner

If you need assistance with individual concerns or counseling services, please reach out to Mrs. Medrano-Johnson at, or fill out the following Park Crest Request for Counseling Services form by using the QR code or clicking on the link.

Past Panther Papers

Want to read past Panther Papers? Click on this button.


Park Crest is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Like OUR PAGE on FACEBOOK for up to date information! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @PCES_Panthers for our virtual spirit weeks and find us on Instagram at ParkCrestElementary to see what students and staff are up to!